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Aprilbr last won the day on December 2

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    Travel a lot to Thailand for ladyboy action. Who is going to feel the hammer next?
    Real name is Brendan.

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  1. I usually grab a motorcycle taxi straight from that Nth Pattaya Bus Terminal. That way, 10 minutes and 100 baht later I will be right at my hotel in Buakhow. If you have a small suitcase this is the way to go (I do hand luggage only). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. My phone plan on the I-phone 8 Plus is expiring shortly so I have a decision to make. Given the extreme price on that new model it might be time for me to give up on Apple and move across to Galaxy 9. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Aprilbr

    bali or hong kong or manila

    I’ve been to all of these places on numerous occasions. When in town I fit in some mongering. Here are my thoughts. HK is frightfully expensive for mongering. For example, last year I was offered a ST by a streetwalking LB in Wanchai for HK$2000 (US$250). This seems to be the expectation. If you venture over to Mong Kok then you can find happy ending massages by Chinese ggs for far less HK$500. Most mongering action is online or in the frightfully overpriced girlie bars. Bali has a reasonable scene for mongering and with the weak Indonesian currency, prices are ok. There are some lbs around but not anywhere near as many as you would find in Manila or Thailand. I found some freelancing out of a gay bar in Seminyak called Mixwell. I would suggest starting there. Manila has a great lb scene. Hookups are best done online using Pinaylove. You can have a real gf experience over a number of days in this place. Makati is quite safe at night and there are plenty of freelancers to be found in P. Burgos Street. Prices are reasonable and comparable to Thailand. Angeles City is cheaper but personally I found this place to be pretty dirty with a lot of skanky freelancers who look like they would try to rob you in a heartbeat. Another place in the Philippines with lots of lbs is Cebu. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Aprilbr

    Pattaya going downhill?

    Let's face it, DC. You just like it quiet! 555 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Aprilbr

    Pattaya going downhill?

    I'm certainly not panicking! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Aprilbr

    Pattaya going downhill?

    Where will all the ladyboys go? Should the authorities be successful in their puritanical push for a family-friendly holiday resort city, I suspect that it will just revert to a more underground, online hookup model rather than a bar-focused scene. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I do find that if you look out for sales, book well ahead and you are able to fly outside of peak periods then you can find flights with Air Asia that are half the cost of the so-called full service airlines. For example, recently I booked a return flight Melbourne to Bangkok for March next year for A$360. Pretty hard to argue with that. Thai Air would have been twice that. This flight saving covers my accomodation for a week in the LOS. I prefer to spend my money in the bars and on the girls than on the flights but there are no right or wrong answers here - it's a personal preference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I tend to fly budget airlines like Jetstar and Air Asia from Melb. While I agree with Swany that things sometimes go wrong like delays the savings when compared to full service airlines are quite significant and I only do carry on luggage. I can generally get a fare this way for around A$500 return. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Aprilbr

    Final Leg Help

    I do your trip a lot. I grab a motorcycle taxi at the bus station as like you I also only have hand luggage which is stored by the driver at his feet. Cost is 100 baht to Buakhow. 10 min trip. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Air Asia tightens baggage restrictions

    I just checked in with Air Asia in Melbourne to fly to Bangkok via KL. I only have carry on. The guy did not even weigh my carry on! Interesting given this thread. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Air Asia tightens baggage restrictions

    I'm flying AA to Bangkok next Tuesday and am only taking carry on luggage. After seeing this thread I will take extra care to ensure I'm only 7 kg in total. I generally travel light anyway but it's not hard to add up to that figure. Toiletries, laptops, plugs and shoes weigh the most from my experience so will minimise those. I don't mind the crackdown on those who clearly abuse it but I'm not keen on the huge lines that this process creates! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Metered taxis

    Yes my technique to use with the Bangkok taxis is never take one that has been waiting outside of a popular bar area as they will never use the meter. Just walk up the road a bit and flag one down that is going past. Don't get straight in. Open the passenger door and ask him whether he will do a meter. If he saids no then go to the next and generally one in three or four will use the meter. If you have a Thai with you then of course they can negotiate this on your behalf. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Metered taxis

    Probably not. They never do in Phuket so why would they in Pattaya? Sometimes you can get them reluctantly to put the meter on in Bangkok but you have to negotiate this major concession prior to getting in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Aprilbr

    US Tourist numbers down

    Fenton you are correct in saying that there are multiple factors at play here. Airline pricing is essential a function of supply and demand like most commodities. This can become distorted in the short term by price wars to drive out competitors but in the long run the price will return to an equilibrium that reflects supply and demand. If demand has dropped off as some have suggested due to factors such as currency, anti-US feeling, greater attractions elsewhere then price will drop unless airlines reduce supply by reducing flight numbers. Hence to understand whether demand has really dropped off one has to look at whether airlines are showing evidence of reducing flight numbers in response. I do not know that this has occurred as yet. What I will say is that in my country of Australia enrolments of international students from Muslim countries (a major source of export income and airline demand) has sky rocketed in the past 6 months. I wonder why that has happened? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Aprilbr

    US Tourist numbers down

    I tend to agree with Tony. Any thread on politics in particular on this Forum seems to rapidly degenerate into name calling, stereotyping, fact free analysis and general vindictiveness. Witness the recent Trump thread for proof of this. I quickly got out of that one when I saw that reasonable debate was overshadowed by extreme posting and threats. It's a shame as like many people I like a good evidence-based discussion but regrettably that does not seem possible here. Accordingly I think there is a strong case for removing the Off Topic Section and focusing on lb related topics and travel advice. I'm now waiting for the vitriol to flow in response to this post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk